verb (used with object), recited, reciting.
to repeat the words of, as from memory, especially in a formal manner: to recite a lesson.
to repeat (a piece of poetry or prose) before an audience, as for entertainment.
to give an account of: to recite one's adventures.
to enumerate.
verb (used without object), recited, reciting.
to recite a lesson or part of a lesson for a teacher.
to recite or repeat something from memory.

1400–50; late Middle English reciten < Latin recitāre to read aloud, equivalent to re- re- + citāre to summon, cite1

recitable, adjective
reciter, noun
prerecite, verb (used with object), prerecited, prereciting.
unrecited, adjective
well-recited, adjective

3. narrate, describe. See relate. 4. count, number, detail. Unabridged
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recite (rɪˈsaɪt)
1.  to repeat (a poem, passage, etc) aloud from memory before an audience, teacher, etc
2.  (tr) to give a detailed account of
3.  (tr) to enumerate (examples, etc)
[C15: from Latin recitāre to cite again, from re- + citāre to summon; see cite]

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Word Origin & History

1430, from L. recitare "read aloud, repeat from memory," from re- "back, again" + citare "to summon" (see cite). Recital is first attested 1512 as a legal term for "formal statement of relevant facts;" musical performance sense is from 1811. Recitation "act of rehearsing" is
recorded from 1484; meaning "repetition of a prepared lesson" is first recorded 1770, Amer.Eng.
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Example sentences
The profs are merely reciting from a book, often verbatim, sometimes with a
  poorly scrawled diagram.
It seems one side and the other are mostly reciting arguments learnt by heart.
He seemed to me to be reciting some complicated gibberish.
His tongue is only stealthily in his check, and his voice is as calm and level
  as if he were reciting the multiplication table.
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